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2019

Microsoft brings formerly Windows-centric Defender antivirus to macOS

Thursday March 21, 2019

Reflecting its increasingly platform-agnostic stance, Microsoft on Thursday revealed plans to bring its Defender antivirus software to the Mac, if initially in limited form.

AAPL now 'strong buy,' will climb back to $225 in 2019, says Needham

Thursday March 21, 2019

Apple's ecosystem is an attractive proposition for investors, Needham analysts claim as the firm upgraded the iPhone maker's stock from a "buy" to a "strong buy" rating, advising it anticipates good results for Apple's Services, Apple Watch, AirPods, and other areas in the future.

Your Mac could wirelessly power keyboards and mice at a distance in the future

Thursday March 21, 2019

Mac peripherals including keyboards could work without needing to be recharged with a cable or have new batteries installed, as Apple has been working on a wireless power supply system capable of transmitting power to peripherals like keyboards and trackpads over short distances.

Qualcomm sees South Korean antitrust fine lowered to $200M

Wednesday March 20, 2019

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission on Thursday reduced damages in a decade-old antitrust case involving Qualcomm, with the U.S. chipmaker now facing penalties that amount to roughly $200 million.

The Wall Street Journal reportedly joins Apple News service, NYT and Washington Post decline

Wednesday March 20, 2019

According to a report on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple's widely rumored for-pay news service, one of only a handful of top-tier publications thought to be participating in the initiative.

AppleCare+ for Mac reaches China, Spain, Taiwan & other new regions

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Mac buyers can now get AppleCare+ coverage in several more markets, two of the biggest additions being Spain and China.

Hands on with the nicest wireless charger we've found yet -- Nomad walnut Base Station

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Nomad has been in the wireless charging game since the start, and they've recently released a new walnut Base Station that looks even better than the original.

Killer deals: $100 to $120 off 2019 iMacs with no tax in 48 states

Wednesday March 20, 2019

For a limited time only, shoppers can take advantage of an exclusive coupon discount on select 2019 21.5-inch iMac 4K and 27-inch iMac 5K pre-orders, with prices starting at just $1,699 for 5K models. These deals deliver the lowest prices anywhere with no sales tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Reserve your spot in line today!

AirPower production approved earlier in 2019, rumor says, pointing to imminent release

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Production of Apple's long-delayed AirPower charging mat was approved earlier in 2019, a report claimed on Wednesday, adding to rumors it could ship soon -- possibly even this week.

Closeout deals: Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pros are discounted by up to $250 to make way for 2019 iPad Airs

Wednesday March 20, 2019

With Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Air about to hit store shelves, Apple authorized resellers are knocking hundreds off 10.5-inch iPad Pro models to make way for new inventory. But with the new Air limited to 256GB of storage, shoppers needing more space can pick up a 512GB Pro at a discount.

Video: Everything you need to know about the new AirPods before you buy

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Apple has finally refreshed the AirPods, and they come with a multitude of changes over the beloved first generation. AppleInsider breaks down everything you need to know before picking up a pair.

Apple sets March 27 deadline for developers to support iPhone XS Max, 2018 iPad Pro

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Starting March 27, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch developers will be required to use the latest iOS and watchOS SDKs, as well as support Apple's biggest mobile displays in all new apps and updates submitted to the App Store.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said to attend Apple's March 25th event

Wednesday March 20, 2019

David Solomon, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, is thought to be attending Apple's event on Monday, with his appearance suggesting there could be some potential discussions about the rumored co-branded credit card currently under development by the two companies.

Editorial: The iPad Air and the iPad mini have always been Apple's best tablets

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Apple has again launched a new iPad Air and a new iPad mini at the same time. Throughout all the previous versions of both, they have represented the best balance of price, specifications, and portability.

Apple refreshes Apple Watch band & iPhone case offerings with new colors for Spring

Wednesday March 20, 2019

With Spring on the horizon, Apple has released a refreshed line of cases and bands with several new color options.

Updated AirPods specs signal major iOS, macOS & watchOS updates next week

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Hidden in the specifications for Apple's new AirPods is the fact they require macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, or watchOS 5.2 -- updates that are still in beta, therefore signaling their imminent public launch.

Apple's WWDC 2019 scholarships have a March 24 deadline

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Students and select groups of others can now apply for scholarships to attend WWDC 2019 in San Jose, but they'll have to act fast to have a chance.

Apple unveils new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, 50% more talk time & 'Hey Siri' [u]

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Adding to a full week of Apple releases, the company has refreshed the AirPods with a new wireless sync chip that allows for "Hey Siri," and longer battery life -- and the arrival of the Wireless Charging Case.

Google up to $9.4 billion in total fines to EU, with latest $1.7 billion AdSense penalty

Wednesday March 20, 2019

The European Commission has fined Google $1.7 billion for illegally favoring its own AdSense in search advertising, bringing the company's total fines for anticompetitive behavior so far in the region to $9.42 billion.

Disney completes $70B acquisition of Fox assets, reaps 40% of movie industry

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Disney has closed its $70 billion acquisition of assets from 21st Century Fox, giving the entertainment company control of a considerable amount of content and studios, control which could become a problem for Apple and streaming video providers in general.